Family Cafes

Our low-or-no threshold family cafés offer a meeting place for single parent families for conversation and peer support. These cafés are also good places to share information about the local services.

Here you can see the information for opening hours and schedules for activities (in Finnish)

Peer support groups held in Finnish can be found from here

Zoom: English speaking single parents’ meeting every second Wed eve

English speakers’ Zoom-meetings usually every second Wednesday at 20.00–21.30 hours: Next ones will be on 13 March 2024 

You are most welcome to join.

Please join via this link

This group also meets regularly live in Helsinki.

If you wish to get more info, you can join English speakers’ WhatsApp group (by sending a message to Riikka, tel. 040-640 3756: in the message, please tell your name and the name and age of your child/children).

Peer Support Group for Single Parents with an Immigrant Background

How is your life in Finland? Have you faced many challenges? Do you need support? Join our activities supporting single parents with an immigrant background in your everyday lives and integration into Finnish society. It provides an opportunity to meet new people and share experiences. Children can play and craft activities with another kids.

The activity is free, and no need to register. Children can stay with their parents, or if you need free childcare for 1–10-year-olds, register here, just let us know one week before. 

We speak Finnish, English, and Vietnamese. The main theme focuses on coping in everyday life and getting to know Finnish society and services, for example Kela, TE office, schools, languages, etc. We offer coffee, tea, soup, and bread for both adults and kids. 😊

The activity takes place on Tuesdays 5.3., 12.3., and 19.3. at 16.30–19.00 at Petter Wetter tie 6, 00810 Helsinki. If people are interested, we can also continue the group after these three evenings. 

The group is led by a social work student. For more information, contact Bui at 044 740 4544 (Finnish, English, and Vietnamese) or Riikka at 040 640 3756 (Finnish and English).

Let’s Bubble (Away) - Group for English Speakers 

Are you a single parent who has moved to Finland from another country? Would you like to meet other English speaking single parents in a confidential and supportive group?

The group will meet onThursday evenings in Herttoniemenranta, starting in Thu 18 Apr at 17.30 - 19 hrs and continuing  Thursday evenings 25 Apr, 2 May, 16 may, 23 May. 

Themes discussed include life, parenting, love, sexuality and various emotions. We will also be using various creative methods such as writing, music, painting. No previous experience of them is needed, just bring yourself and an open mind.

If you have any questions, you can ask group facilitators Susa (tel. 040 544 2272) or Riikka (tel. 040-640 3756).

Free child care for 1–10 year olds is organized during the adult conversations. Free vegetarian soup for both adults and children is offered just before the group.

Please register via this link by 21 Mar 2024, by answering all the questions.